Dallas Women’s Foundation President/CEO Ros Dawson just revealed that attorney Shonn Brown has been named the foundation’s chair-elect. Shonn will take over from current Board Chair Caren K. Lock on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Having been a member of the board since 2015, Shonn has also co-chaired the foundation’s 2017 Annual Luncheon. She is also one of the founders of The Village Giving Circle and a partner with Lynn Pinker Cox and Hurst.
According to Ros, “Our leadership lineup of officers is also an absolute dream team, with Caren Lock as chair, Shonn Brown as chair elect, Beverly Goulet as secretary and Mary Hatcher as treasurer. We are grateful to all of our board and executive committee members for their dedication to Dallas Women’s Foundation.”
In addition, Ros also announced eight new members of the board who will serve from 2018 to 2021. They include the following: Chrysta Castaneda, Effie Dennison, Stacy Dore, Samantha Dwinell, Laura Maxwell, Sara Madsen Miller, Charmaine Tang and Rachel Vinson.
The new members will join Bonner Allen, Cheryl D. Alston, Angeline L. Bain, Lael Brodsky, Shonn Brown, Bonnie Clinton, Jennifer M. Collins, Effie Dennison, Stacey Doré, Sara Duran Garcia, Samantha Dwinell, Patsy Fagadau, Theresa Flores, Hilda Galvan, Bev Goulet, Janice Harissis, Mary Hatcher, Betsy Healy, Michelle Hudson, Jane Rose Hurst, Wei Wei Jeang, Keri Kaiser, Margaret Keliher, Laura Maxwell, Tracy Merzi, Sara Madsen Miller, Lisa Montgomery, Toni Muñoz-Hunt, Laura Neito, Carrie Freeman Parsons, Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Priya Bhola Rathod, Diane Reeves, Virginia Rose-Harris, Dianne Capps Saslaw, Judy S. Sherman, Zeenat Sidi, Karen Simon, Thear Sy Suzuki, Charmaine Tang, Rachel Vinson and Shawna Wilson.
Ros said, “We are so fortunate to have 47 extraordinary leaders on our Board of Directors, and we’re proud that our board is one of the most diverse and inclusive in the entire region, with 43 percent being women of color or LGBTQ. We are delighted to welcome our eight newest members, who bring expertise, passion for the mission and broad networks of influence to support our work.”
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